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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

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  • Wall Street bonuses, after the bailout
    Despite the near collapse of the financial system, some Wall Street banks are reporting large profits and planning to give out larger bonuses than they did in 2008. That news has raised howls of protest and sparked new calls for compensation reform. Others, including some in the government, worry that restricting bonuses might result in loss of talent at a critical time.9:06 a.m.
    Justin Fox: Business and economics columnist for Time magazine and author of the "The Myth of the Rational Market."
    Susan Antilla: Business columnist for Bloomberg News and author of "Tales from the Boom-Boom Room: Wall Street vs. Women" (2002).
  • Is recovery really real?
    Economic figures indicate consumers are spending a bit more than expected and jobless claims for the week are the lowest they've been in a year, but some are hesitant to call this a recovery.9:45 a.m.
    Peter Coy: Economics editor at BusinessWeek.
  • Beating the odds
    Tommy Watson overcame a childhood of poverty and instability to graduate from college and receive a master's degree in education. As an elementary school principle, he uses the lessons of his experience to help a new generation of low income kids close the achievement gap.10:06 a.m.
    Tommy Watson: Principal of Palmer Lake Elementary School in Brooklyn Park and author of "A Face of Courage."
    Robert Barr: Education consultant, former dean of the Boise State University College of Education and co-author of "The Kids Left Behind: Teaching the Underachieving Children of Poverty."

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